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Congo President, Felix Tshisekedi To Be Sworn In Today

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The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, is to be sworn in for a second five-year term on Saturday.

With tensions simmering in the vast nation’s volatile eastern provinces, the 60-year-old president known as “Fatshi” has picked Kinshasa’s 80,000-capacity Martyrs sports stadium for the ceremony.

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According to the authorities, eighteen other heads of state will attend.

His first swearing-in, in January 2019, after controversially defeating Joseph Kabila, took place in the gardens of the Palace of Nations, a solemn venue that has traditionally staged important official events.

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